What do you think of the InstaPot?

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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by gladius » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:22 pm

jbart65 wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:46 pm
The Fissler and Rikon are what I have been looking at, but I don't really want to have to fiddle with the heat. Wish they'd come up with a way to eliminate that.

Sounds like I should get an electric. Now to figure out what model ...
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Generally the stove top models allow for more pressure and are easy to figure out, no fiddling - use a few times and you will know where to set the flame on your range to maintain pressure. Size matters too, the smaller capacity pots come up to pressure faster and maintain it easier, the opposite with the larger pots. The food you cook matters too: size, age variety, etc. are all variables to amount of pressure required and time.

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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by Jeff B » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:06 am

RickR wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Nmiller21k wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:06 pm
It was in an episode of ATK
While it seals and pressurizes it doesn't do it as well as other models in the price range
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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by timos » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:45 am

coool thread. I am gonna get a 6qt instapot....i think the wife and i will love it. It should save on the electric bill too,
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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by Nmiller21k » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:07 pm

Go for the 8qt if they offer
You don't get a full 6qt capacity closer to 4

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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by Bensbites » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:51 pm

Nmiller21k wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Go for the 8qt if they offer
You don't get a full 6qt capacity closer to 4
1) you are totally correct

2) I have tried one pot meals, and it is ok for that. The vast majority of uses I only use the pressure button, not the other 7 modes.

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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by gladius » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:53 pm

True for all pressure cookers, not just the InstaPot - room in the pot is required for food expansion.

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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by Jeff B » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:00 pm

The wife seems to be onboard with this electric pressure cooker idea. Guess I'll do a little more comparison research on some different cookers and go from there. I think I'm going to like one of these!
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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by gladius » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:12 pm

Make sure you read here: viewtopic.php?p=43637#p43637

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Re: What do you think of the InstaPot?

Post by Jeff B » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:19 pm

gladius wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Make sure you read here: viewtopic.php?p=43637#p43637
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